Mostly in my head
Thursday, April 12, 2012
I had a feeling that my hunger 75% of the time was just in my head, and wasn't actual physical hunger. Since starting No S a week ago I'm convinced. My snacking could be really out of control some days, especially in the afternoon at work from 3-4:30 when I found myself with not much to do. Some days I'd start at 10am and just eat straight through the day grazing. I'd come home feeling awful not wanting any dinner and heading out the door for a run to burn off the damage.
So far I'm amazed that sugar/dessert really hasn't been a temptation. Now a week ago I would have sworn I was addicted to it. It's gets a little tough at work around 11:30 when I am actually starting to get "a little" hungry and then catch a whiff of someone heating up their lunch. I've found that postponing breakfast until at least 8:30, lunch until 12:30-1, and dinner until 6, worths pretty well. I'm sure my meals have been larger than necessary but I don't want to skimp on those yet. I'd rather build the habit, like the book says, then focus on the quantity and quality of my meals. I even went out for Mexican last night without having a single tortilla chip! I'm really pleased with my progress so far and I'm not focusing on the weight loss. Yet.